Johan H.M. Frijns

Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands


Johan H.M. Frijns (1961) was born in The Hague. In 1979 he completed the Gymnasium-? and commenced to study Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology. In 1982 he received the Bachelors degree (Hons.) and started to study simultaneously Medicine at the University of Leiden. In 1983 he completed the Propaedeuse in Medicine (Hons.) and obtained the Masters degree in Applied Physics (Hons.) in Delft with a thesis entitled Development of non-periodic stimuli for and investigation of the Binaural Edge Pitch. In 1986 he obtained the Masters degree (Hons.) in Medicine at the Leiden University, where he passed the Artsexamen (Hons.) in 1988. In September 1988 he started with his research on cochlear implants in the ENT-department of what now is called the LUMC. In 1995 he completed his PhD thesis (Hons.), entitled Cochlear Implants – A Modelling Approach (promotor Prof.Dr. J.J. Grote, Leiden and co-promotor Dr. J.H. ten Kate, Delft). He was awarded the 1995 prize of the Dutch ENT society, and the second prize (1995-1996) of the Dutch Biophysical Society and the C.J. Kokprijs 1994 of the Leiden University. Between 1989 and 1994 he trained in Leiden to become an ENT-specialist and continued his affiliation to this clinic as a staff member. Clinically he sub-specialised in (neuro-)otology, while he became head of the Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation Centre Leiden-Effatha (CIRCLE, 1999). In 2005 he became professor in Otology and Auditory Physics on behalf of the Heinsius-Houbolt Foundation. From 2005 to 2010 he was Chairman of the ENT-department of the LUMC. Since January 2006 he holds the ordinary Chair of Otorhinolaryngology. At present he is director of the Centre for Hearing, Speech, Language and Auditory Implants at the LUMC.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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